ALAMEDA -- The public can weigh in on the plans to build 278 homes and other aspects of the proposed Alameda Landing development in the city's West End on Monday during a Planning Board study session on the project.
The session follows the board approving earlier this year landscaping for the development's retail center -- which will feature a Target store -- and approving the two residential parcels that are now set to be reviewed.
TriPointe Homes LLC, which is working with master developer Catellus Corp., is proposing to build the homes on about 22 acres at the site, which was once U.S. Navy property and totals about 77 acres. It borders the Bayport housing development and is near College of Alameda and the Webster Tube.
The board is not expected to take action Monday. But any suggested changes that emerge from the study session will be included when revised plans come before the board in November, according to Andrew Thomas, the city's planning services manager.
The current plans calls for 101 townhouses and 35 apartments along Fifth Street and Mitchell Avenue, and 118 single-family detached homes with garages located deeper within the two residential parcels.
Forty residences would be designated as affordable.
Some 5.4 acres of open space is also proposed, including six walking paths that would connect with a multiuse path near the neighborhood's Coast Guard housing. The city's zoning regulations require at least
The entire area was once the Fleet Industrial Supply Center, which served the Alameda Naval Air Station before the base closed in April 1997.
The Target store, which is slated to open in October 2013, will anchor Alameda Landing's retail center and employ about 200 people, city officials say. The store is expected to generate up to $300,000 in annual sales tax revenue for the city.
About 400,000 square feet of office space is also proposed at the development.
The Planning Board must take action on the Alameda Landing proposals by the end of this year if officials are to meet the schedule set for soil treatment at the site, according to Thomas. Nov. 13 has been marked as the tentative date for action.
In other business Monday, the board will host another study session on the next steps for the reuse and redevelopment of the former Naval Air Station.
As with the session regarding Alameda Landing, the board will not take action.
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The Planning Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda.